KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that four more patients of coronavirus died overnight in Sindh while 214 new cases were detected.

In a statement issued here from CM House on Tuesday, Mr Shah said that four more patients of Covid-19 had lost their lives overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,587 that constituted 1.8 per cent death rate.

The CM said 7,487 tests were conducted against which 214 new cases of coronavirus emerged that had raised the tally to 214 that constituted 2.8 per cent current detection rate.

He added that so far, 1,547,731 samples had been tested which detected 142,348 cases in all over Sindh, of them 95 per cent or 135,494 had recovered, including 198 overnight.

Mr Shah said that currently, 4,267 patients were under treatment, of them 4,003 were in home isolation, five at isolation centers and 259 at different hospitals.

Out of 214 new cases, 120 had been detected in Karachi. They include 47 in South district, 37 East, 18 Central, 12 Malir, five Korangi and one West. Ghotki has 11 cases, Tando Mohammad Khan eight, Naushehro Feroze seven, Hyderabad six, Jamshoro and Shikarpur four each, Umerkot three, Jacobabad two, Sujawal, Sukkur and Dadu one each.

Published in Dawn, October 21st, 2020

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